Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them through challenging times.

Would you or someone you know benefit from a relationship
with a Stephen Minister? If so, please leave a message on
our confidential voicemail: 252-758-1365 Ext.202

Who Is Stephen Ministry For?

Stephen Ministry is for those who are experiencing

    • Loneliness
    • Hospitalization
    • Terminal illness
    • Loss of spouse, child, close family member, friend
    • Unemployment
    • Welcoming a child into the family
    • Separation or divorce
    • Retirement changes
    • Being homebound
    • Most of life’s struggles

Those who would receive the care of a Stephen Minister are—

    • A man like Abraham, who had to leave behind everything he knew and loved and needed someone to journey with him to a new life
    • A woman like Sarah, who faced major change in her life at an advanced age and needed someone to listen to both her joy and apprehension
    • A man like David, who grieved the death of a wayward child and needed a shepherd’s care
    • A woman like Hagar, who was abandoned along with her child and needed someone to offer her hope and remind her of God’s presence
    • A man like Peter, who found himself in over his head and needed the strong hand of a faithful frend
    • A woman like Namoi, who lost her loved ones and needed someone to hear her sorrow and pain
    • A man like Paul, who knew the unending distress of a thorn in the flesh and needed someone to rejoice when he rejoiced and to weep when he wept
    • A woman like Martha, who was burdened by the demands of daily life and needed someone to help her regain sight of what was most important
    • A man like Jesus, who knew intense disappointment, sorrow, grief, rejection, and loneliness and needed an angel of God to minister to him
    • A woman like Mary Magdalene, who received healing from inner turmoil and needed someone to walk with her as she built a new life
    • A man like you
    • A woman like you

What Does Stephen Ministry Provide?

Stephen Ministry provides someone

    • Who cares
    • Who supports
    • Who listens
    • Who accompanies

A Stephen Minister is not

    • A counselor or therapist
    • A problem-solver
    • A casual visitor
    • An errand-runner

Stephen Ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church is aligned with the Mission of First Presbyterian Church and grows out of our commitment to be a serving community, dedicated to preparing God’s people for works of service. Our church provides ministries of healing and desires to be a place where hurting people can receive compassionate care and Christ’s healing love. Stephen Ministry nurtures each individual’s spiritual pilgrimage, equipping members with the skills to be lay Christian caregivers.

Sermon Links

Service recordings and live streaming available on Facebook: Bulletin available under MEMBERS/LATEST NEWS

Our Address

First Presbyterian Church
1400 South Elm Street
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 758-1901